Protection in Base Alkali Conditions
A newly manufactured pump casing, impeller and cover would be subject to service conditions of sodium hypochlorite at a maximum concentration of 15%. To prolong the service life of the pump all wetted internal surfaces required protective lining to against base alkali solutions.
The pump casing was rebated to accommodate the coating process, all areas not requiring coating were masked and all parts abrasive blasted. A blow down, sweep and vacuum followed to remove all dust.
Corroglass AR4, a specialist coating designed to give best resistance in base environments, was applied in multiple coats to achieve a DFT of 1000-1200μm.
The impeller was check balanced, pre and post coating, on Corroserve’s Schenk dynamic balancing machine to ensure it remained in the required tolerance for final installation. Thickness and spark testing was also completed to ensure no holidays were present and to guarantee the quality of the coating work completed.
Finally the externals of the pump casing was coated with Plasmet ZF a surface tolerant coating and a top coat of Corrothane AP1. With complete corrosion protection the pump could be expected to benefit from an extended service life carrying an aggressive alkali solution.